Pennington author Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh will speak about the powerful connection between trees and human beings through the ages, as well as shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of “forest bathing,” on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station, in a special presentation cosponsored by the Hopewell Public Library and the Hopewell Advisory Shade Tree Commission.
In addition, Fereshteh will share some of her favorite woodland spots for hiking and relaxation. Her first book, In the Company of Trees, was was published in January by Simon & Schuster. Books will be available for purchase and signing. (For MercerMe’s coverage about Fereshteh and In the Company of Trees, please see this link.)
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Georgetown University, Andrea Fereshteh writes for educational institutions, nonprofits and freelance publications. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than a decade and leads weekly meditation sessions in the tradition of John Main, OSB. Her interest in blending mindful and contemplative practices with nature led her into the woods of Central New Jersey where she has practiced forest bathing for the past three years. Her husband and three lively sons provide a constant source of joy and inspiration. Spirituality Health called her book “a delightful global journey through the forests of the world,” and Environmental Magazine praised it for its “fascinating facts, trivia, and stories celebrating nature and the magnificent life of trees and their invaluable place in our lives.”
All Hopewell Public Library talks are free and open to the public. Due to the size limitations of the library building, these talks are often held at two locations — the Hopewell Theater or the Hopewell Train Station.
Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place in Hopewell Borough. For more information, check www.redlibrary.org or Facebook, or call 609-466-1625.